I am running NUC7i7DNKE in a fanless case with SSD. I am noticing a faint noise which I have narrowed down to the CPU (Intel Core i7-8650U) when Turbo boost is enabled but not evident when I disable turbo boost. Some kind of high pitched noise I think has been reported by others as well looking at a Google search. Sound the same as on the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5U8ERWNgd8&feature=youtu.be Dell XPS 13 9360 (Kaby Lake) - Coil Whine - YouTube
Not something that I cannot live with but I just wondered if there was any workaround or something else that could be done without sacrificing performance.
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I see that you are having problems with a noise on the Intel® NUC, allow me to help you with this investigation.
Looking into the Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i7DNKE TPS I see that the unit has a fan on the system build please refer to the following link https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC7i7DN_TechProdSpec.pd... https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC7i7DN_TechProdSpec.pd... on page 13 for the thermal solution.
In order to help you better, I would like to gather more information about the configuration you have on the computer. Please attach to this thread the TXT file the Intel® System Support Utility will generate: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25293/Intel-System-Support-Utility https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25293/Intel-System-Support-Utility
Steps to save the report:
Could you provide me with a picture of the cooling configuration that you have on BIOS? Enter BIOS with F2 go to advance> cooling.